The #1 Best Supplement To Take While Traveling, Says Dietitian
We're finally able to start safely traveling again! But, as exciting as it is to jump on a plane and head somewhere you've always wanted to go, it's important to make sure you're not taking a major toll on your body in the process.
Getting a proper night's rest is something that can be most difficult on vacation—you're not sleeping in your own bed, you could be in a different time zone, and we can't forget the desire to explore all that your travel spot has to offer. Which can, of course, include staying up past your normal bedtime.
According to Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CEO of the NY Nutrition Group, and a member of our medical expert board, melatonin is the best supplement for traveling to feel awake, rested, and adjusted to any time change.
"Melatonin is a hormone naturally found in your body that regulates the sleep cycle," says Moskovitz. "However, certain circumstances such as traveling to different time zones can disrupt the flow of this natural sleep-aid."
So, if your natural sleep cycle has been impacted by all these changes to your routine, while on vacation, Moskovitz suggests taking a small dose of melatonin before you go to sleep to "instantly correct any deficiencies."
It's also just a good supplement to have on hand even when not traveling because according to Moskovitz, your natural sleep cycle can also be disrupted by things like working late, weight changes, and aging as well.
If you're heading to the pharmacy to pick up melatonin supplements ahead of your next trip, Moskovitz recommends the Sleep + Restore by Proper for all the sleep-aids in one.
"With 3 milligrams of melatonin, 100 milligrams of GABA, 300 milligrams of valerian root extract, and 125 milligrams of ashwagandha, your night will be a guaranteed snooze," says Moskovitz.
So, make sure to pop a few melatonin supplements in your luggage before you head out on your next adventure.
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